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Oklahoma Wesleyan University Data & Information Overview

42 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
83% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Oklahoma Wesleyan University Ranked?

#1,515 Best Colleges in Nation
#17 Best Colleges in OK
General Studies Highest Ranked Major

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Oklahoma Wesleyan University was awarded 42 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked OKWU or OWU as #1,515 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when OKWU or OWU held the #1,932 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

OKWU or OWU also holds the #17 spot on the Best Colleges in Oklahoma ranking.

See all of the rankings for Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Is It Hard to Get Into OKWU or OWU?

83% Acceptance Rate
66% Of Accepted Are Women
37% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Oklahoma Wesleyan University has an acceptance rate of 83%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 37% of students accepted to OKWU or OWU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 580. Math scores were between 480 and 560.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Oklahoma Wesleyan University  ( 450 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Oklahoma Wesleyan University  ( 480 to 560 )
OKWU or OWU received ACT scores from 86% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Oklahoma Wesleyan University  ( 18 to 23 )

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Oklahoma Wesleyan University Faculty

9 to 1 Student to Faculty
40% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At OKWU or OWU, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 9 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Oklahoma Wesleyan University is 40%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  40 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Oklahoma Wesleyan University

62% Freshmen Retention
31% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Oklahoma Wesleyan University this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from OKWU or OWU have a four-year graduation rate of 31%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 out of 100

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Oklahoma Wesleyan University Undergraduate Student Diversity

568 Full-Time Undergraduates
36.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
46.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 791 undergraduates at OKWU or OWU with 568 being full-time and 223 being part-time.

How Much Does Oklahoma Wesleyan University Cost?

$27,038 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
$23,804 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of OKWU or OWU is $27,038. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for OKWU or OWU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$23,080 $25,961 $25,112 $30,229 $29,298

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of OKWU or OWU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At OKWU or OWU, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $5,951 a year. That adds up to $23,804 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at OKWU or OWU is 7.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do OKWU or OWU Graduates Make?

$48,309 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from OKWU or OWU make about $48,309 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for OKWU or OWU students since it is 14% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Oklahoma Wesleyan University make the most money.

Location of Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Oklahoma State
568 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Wesleyan University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding location of Bartlesville is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Contact details for OKWU or OWU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2201 Silver Lake Rd, Bartlesville, OK 74006-6299
Phone: 918-333-6151

Oklahoma Wesleyan University Majors

38 Majors With Completions
187 Undergraduate Degrees
64 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 38 majors graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. Of these students, 187 received undergraduate degrees and 64 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 54 $69,106
General Business/Commerce 29 $44,844
General Psychology 12 NA
Health & Physical Education 9 NA
Theological & Ministerial Studies 9 $38,789
Accounting 7 NA
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 6 NA
Marketing 6 NA
Other Business, Management & Marketing 6 $49,690
Teacher Education Grade Specific 5 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Oklahoma Wesleyan University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at OKWU or OWU

60% Take At Least One Class Online
29% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 564 students took at least one online class at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. This is an increase from the 329 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 564 274
2018-2019 329 302
2017-2018 330 330
2016-2017 363 363
2015-2016 472 472

Learn more about online learning at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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